However, it's worth noting that what you use the This will handle ID/Name creation based on object hierarchy (which is critical for model binding).It will also add unobtrusive validation attributes.You should use The helpers are there mainly to help you display labels, form inputs, etc for the strongly typed properties of your model.
This can be a consideration when choosing to use/not use one.
If you name your form elements like they are named in the model with manual form input generation, the model binder will still bind to them If you want to just display some text in your .cshtml page, I do not recommend @Html. The element represents a caption in a user interface. Label, a for attribute is added, referring to the id of a, possibly non-existent, element.
The value of this attribute is the value of the model field, in which non-alphanumerics are replaced by underscores.
Not sure if one is preferred over the other or if either is okay.
If the latter emits the label tag anyway, should I just stick to the former?
It also allows you to deal with UI code in a strongly-typed fashion.
Visual Studio will highlight syntax errors, whereas it cannot do so with a string.
Views can also be optionally compiled along with the solution, allowing for additional compile-time checks.
Occasionally a HTML helper method will also perform additional tasks which are useful, such as You do not have to used the Html helpers to get your form elements to bind with your model.
These methods take an Expression as an argument which refers to a property within the model.
The metadata of this property is obtained by the MVC framework, and as such it "knows" more about the property than its string-argument counterpart.